The last time I baked red and green velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, I had too many cream cheese frosting left over so I decided to do another batch of cupcakes yesterday. But at the time I was already piping the cream cheese frosting down to the cupcakes, I had the major epic fail.
There goes the cupcakes few minutes away from getting out from the oven.
And there goes my little spanish pinay wondering around the kitchen LOL
I'll talk about the epic fail later on. This time I used a different molder. The molders are really for cupcakes and they are indifvidual - not a in a tray form. I loved the result!
Aren't they look lovely?
When I was mixing the batter, I thought I might have done something wrong since it looks like the batter is kind of thicker than the 2 previous times I made cupcakes. I also thought that with these individual molders, I can make a little bit more than 12 cupcakes as they seem to be smaller than the previous ones I did (I was using muffin molders)... then again I was wrong on both. The batter turned out to be just fine after baking AND I was only able to do exactly 12 cupcakes.
A close up look
They taste as good as they look, I promise :) I love the way they look fluffy but crispy on top. I think by now, I am already getting the hang of doing cupcakes. And it's driving me nuts not to bake more cupcakes. This is addicting I tell you. But I can't just make 12 cupcakes everyday otherwise, hubby and I will grow triple our size in no time.
Cupcake after digging a hole
Last time I said I dug a hole on the cupcakes to put more cream cheese frosting inside as I want my frosting to last up to the last bite of the cupcake. Here is how it looked like after digging the hole using this thing that removes the center of an apple ::I still don't know how it is called in English, for Pete's sake!::
So here's a picture of descorazonador - this little thing that removes the center part of the apple
And here it is in action
Now, what was the epic fail you say? Here you go in visual:
The price you get for cheap piping bag from the Chinese store. Drat.
But I am still not buying one of those fancy, pricey ones since I have just started on baking and piping and making cupcakes and I don't think I'll be doing this very frequently. So we'll see. Definitely not buying those dirt cheap piping bags from the Chinese store again.
Cupcakes with fondant
Here are the final cupcakes after buying a better (still cheap) piping bag :)
By the way, I tried to decorate 2 cupcakes with fondant. It was fun but I stopped with 2... as it takes a lot of my precious time :-D Probably some time when Little Spanish Pinay is already bigger and I am not working full time anymore I'll dedicate myself to designing cupcakes with fondant.. maybe... just maybe...
And I just have to put this uber cute photo of my Little Spanish Pinay. I asked her what does the cow say and she said moooooooo. She's so darn cute. The cutest cupcake!